17 Apr '13, 7pm

Giant invasive snails are trying to take over Florida

Florida Department of Agriculture/Public Domain Giant snail overlords? About a month ago, we covered a close call in Australia; a species of large invasive snails that can eat pretty much anything and reproduce quickly was found in a port. Thankfully, the snail was discovered and destroyed before it left the port, but who knows if more than one individual found its way to Australia... Having no predators there, they could wreck havoc.These snails, which are originally from Africa, are real globe-trotters, because they are also invading Florida. The snails, thought to have been brought in from the Dominican Republic or Jamaica, are known to eat through just about anything including most plant life and even stucco, which means that a large number of houses in the U.S. State are in danger.[...] The problem is that these giant snails have very few or no natural predators in Fl...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/giant-invasive...

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